(A lecture given by Master Sheng-yen at the University of Toronto on May 7, 1988.) What is Chinese Ch'an? I will discuss this in four sections: 1) Chinese Ch'an refers to methods of spiritual practice transmitted from India to China. 2) Chinese Ch'an methods are flexible and adaptable. 3) The aim of Chinese Ch'an is sudden enlightenment. 4) Chinese Ch'an can be practiced in everyday life. more